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. >> we're pushing the government to totally over hall the system and provide more case officers and help. >> reporter: more than 30,000 americans were wounded in iraq. back in lafayette, those who did not lose a loved one is still wondering about the cost. >> too many lives were lost and nothing was accomplished as of today. >> reporter: coming up at 6 we'll have more on what veterans think are the important issues they're still facing. >>> more details now on the cost of the war. researchers say it will cost $2.2 trillion. that includes care over the next 40 years for those in the war. more than 1 # 0000 people have died including troops, civilians and contractors. >>> it's being said that bush violated laws by starting the war. the lawsuit was filed last week, an iraq refugee. they said they violated laws created after world war ii which defined when and how a country can go to war. >> the bush administration used 9 / 11 as an excuse. they conflating and scared and misled the public. they were able
in syria saying he is skeptical of claims by the government that rebel forces have used chemical weapons. they've ause caused each other of using such weapons yesterday. 31 people died in the most recent fighting. president obama says the u.s. is investigating to see if any chemical weapons were used. >>> the federal reserve said stimulus is still needed. the economy has become stronger after a pause late last year. more needs to be done. he says as long as inflation remains mild he plans to keep short term interest rates at record lows until unemployment falls to 6.5% and that's not expected to happen until 2015. >>> on wall street the comments helped drive the markets higher. the dow closed up almost 56 points. the nasdaq was up 25. the s&p was up more than 10 points. >>> growing concern over genetically engineered seafood. the significant step taken by some large u.s. retailers. >>> still a few light showers outside right now. you see the clouds. how long do they last and when do we warm up again? i'll have the time lines back in 10 minutes. l month long as one of our march featured v
to the state's superior court. >>> the government of cyprus said all banks will remain closed till thursday. earlier today there had been plans to open all but the two largest banks tomorrow. they closed to avoid panic while the government arranged for a bail out. at one point there was a plan to tax all savings accounts 10%. the most recent plans involve a loss at a bank and a freeze on all transactions at the bank of cyprus. the dow is down 64 to 14,447. the nasdaq is down 9 at 3,235. >>> michael dell head head wins. the black stone group made offers to stockholders promising a higher price. that comes as dell and other investors are trying to buy up all of the company stock for $13.65 a share. they are offering $15 a share. black stone offering $14.25. >>> new security concerns about hundreds of laboratories across the country, including some in california. auditors say 1300 labs that work with deadly substances lack university security procedures -- uniform security procedures. one of the labs is on the campus of university of california at berkeley. experts have been calling for stric
are key right now because state and local governments cut back funding for fire departments. >>> authorities say a student will be charged with making opstory about -- making up a story about being rapped on the u.c. santa cruz campus. she said a man sexually assaulted her on february 17. her story put the campus on edge but investigators said it became clear she made it up. she will be arraigned yesterday. she could get 6 months in jail. >>> a former bookkeeper at a investment ferment in the east -- firm in the east bay has been sentenced for tax evasion. prosecutors say she funneled money to herself over the course of several years while she worked as a bookkeeper. as part of her sentence she has to pay back $1.3 million and back taxes. >>> mortgage rates dropped this week to 3.54%. it hit its lowest point last november, 3.31%. and thanks to the low mortgage rates, home sale rose to their highest level in three years last month. sales were up .8%, 5 million homes more than february of last year. >>> what a difference a day makes with the weather. spectacular and stunning v
due today, but the government wants more time to consider letters asking that the towers remain staffed. the airports can't operate without tower personnel, but pilots and residents say they are worried about safety. >> is there state rail officials voted to issue $.6 billion in bonds for construction of the high speed rail ill system to connect san francisco to los angeles. the funding was approved by voters in 200. california high speed rail authority wants to have those bonds with construction to begin this summer the entire high speed rail system is not expected to be completed until 2028. >> >> big changes could be coming to the republican party as a result of mitt romney's loss in the last presidential election. there was a long report released from the republicans and what changes they say they have to make if they want to stay competitive. rob? >> reporter: many republicans are calling the 98 page report a makeover. after republican candidate mitt romney lost the presidential election last november, party leaders ordered an "autopsy" on what went wrong. findings were rel
whether marriage should be considered a gov. -- government issue. >> there are certain things that should not be put up for a vote and gay people and like nongay people deserve to build a life and have dreams of having a family. >> reporter: outlawing same-sex marriage or domier defines marriage as between a man and woman. he believes in traditional marriage but not the same sex marriages. the majority supports same sex marriages but some say it is more important to read the constitution. >> i am against a ban on same- sex marriages because they are simply unconstitutional. >> christina ktvu channel 2 news. >>> and the berkeley couple plan on getting married this june. christian perry have been together 13 years and have raised four boys. it has been hurry up and wait. the other place of in the proposition case. >> we need you to stay right here for our continuing coverage and stevenson is on our way and he will be at the supreme court for tuesday's oral arguments. then on tuesday join us for a special report and that's happening at 6:30 on the proposition 8 case and we will gauge reactio
to know what's going on before you can effect change. government hasn't really kept up with all the changes. >> reporter: he was helping put together computer programs that didn't have such a traditionally way of finding a house, building permit or know what street range is pulled up. the conversation is about wanter about scalability, programming and python. an oakland resident talked about getting open open in contact with young people in the city. >> it was a big surprise to me when i moved into oakland and found myself in the middle of a war zone. >> the so-called digital divide may not be a real issue. >> there is a perception that the under class in oakland isn't using the internet and that they don't have access to it and in fact, they do. >> reporter: some used a net to post some pictures of themselves showing off drugs and weapons but not everyone. >> well, yeah, i goinged a lot of things. >> reporter: like what? >> like for instance right now a place to live. >> reporter: they were cruising in east oakland and we told her about open oakland. >> that sounds gr
attractive is that compared to government bonds which pay almost nothing, if you're willing to take a little bit of a risk in the stock market you really can make some money. >> we could have up to 33 ipos raising about 8.5 billion in revenues so that's very positive for the market. >> reporter: the only worry that investors drove marin's prices high as they did with facebook a company with no clear path of profitability and still lingering way below it's initial offering price. i'm consumer editor tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> on wall street today stocks rose on hopes hopes. >>> new jobs figured released today show that january unemployment rate was up here in the bay area while the state wide rate went unchanged for the month. according to the california employment development department the state's unemployment rate was 9.8% in january. during the same period a year ago the jobless rate was 11%. more than 47,000 new unemployment claims were filed statewide in january. >>> the state jobs figure shows solano county had the highest unemployment rate in the bay area in january at 10%.
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